Deadman's Bay

On the north side of Peter Island, this bay beach is popular because of the wonderfully soft sand and clear ocean floor for great swimming. This is a quintessential Caribbean beach with turquoise waters and white sand that dazzles.

Located near the center of Peter Island, Deadman's Bay is on the East edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. It's often said that Deadman's Bay is perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Virgin Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Deadman's Bay, but tend to be more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Peter Island. It's located near St. Phillip's Church, which is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found five miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Deadman's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 4.8 NNW Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 4.8 N Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 5.3 NW Tortola
Fort Charlotte Ruins Historical Site 5.4 NW Tortola
Eugene O'Neal Museum Museum 5.5 NW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Deadman's Bay is in the Road Town area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Road Town, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Deadman's Bay, Road Town is a little ways off, maybe five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Those hoping to find a room not far from the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. You can find the closest lodging options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Deadman's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Peter Island Resort & Spa 0.5 NW Peter Island Resort
Prospect Reef Resort 4.9 NW Tortola Resort
Fort Burt Hotel 5.0 NW Tortola Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Deadman's Bay; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Continental cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Deadman's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 0.3 mi. W Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 0.5 mi. NW Peter Island
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (284) 340-8603 Caribbean 3.9 mi. SW Norman Island
Brandywine Estate Restaurant (284) 495-2301 Italian, Mediterranean 4.2 mi. N Tortola
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant (284) 495-9084 Caribbean 4.2 mi. ENE Cooper Island
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International 4.8 mi. N Tortola
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic 4.8 mi. N Tortola
Brisani's At The Reef (284) 494-2593 Caribbean, International 4.9 mi. NW Tortola
Callaloo (284) 494-7600 Caribbean, International -- -- Tortola

Other Beaches

Of course, Deadman's Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Peter Island.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Nanny Cay, situated five miles to the northwest. Others might prefer Big Reef Bay, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a couple hundred yards to the east-southeast.

You may also enjoy The Bight, which is located four miles away.

The Virgin Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Deadman's Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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